5 Tips to Keep Pets Safe in Snow

Winter is in full force and many areas are already seeing lots of snow! Here are a few tips to help keep your pets safe and warm through the cold winter blizzards.

  1. Stay warm! Be sure to keep kitties inside and make dog potty trips short and quick.
  2. Wear a jacket. If you plan on being outside for longer periods with your dog, be sure that he can handle the cold. Some dog breeds like Huskies have thick coats that are made for cold weather. If your dog has a thinner coat, consider buying a sweater or jacket for your pup.
  3. Wipe off paws after coming inside. Whether your dog’s paws have collected salt, sand, or clumps of snow, it’s important to wipe all of these off before coming inside. Some salts or de-icing chemicals can burn your dog’s paws.
  4. Keep an ID tag on your pets. It is easier for pets to become lost during the winter months when snow and ice cover up scent trails that they use to find their way home.
  5. Never leave pets alone in a car. Cars not only get too hot in the summer, but will also get very cold in the winter. It’s best to leave pets at home where they can stay warm.

Do you have other pet tips to share with us? Let us know by leaving a comment!

About Stacy @Trupanion

Social Media Manager
Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

2 Responses to 5 Tips to Keep Pets Safe in Snow

  1. tammy says:

    how does the pet insurance work. do you have to pay out a deductible and a monthly fee or how does that work.

    • Stacy says:

      Hi Tammy,
      You pay monthly for the insurance to keep your pet insured. You can take a look at prices by entering your pet’s information into the box on our website at http://trupanion.com. The deductible is how much of the vet bill you must pay before insurance kicks in. If you have a $100 deductible and your pet breaks a leg and the bill is $300 then you would be responsible for the first $100 and then insurance would take a look at the remaining $200 and provide coverage where applicable. Please feel free to call with questions!

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